Murray Burns of Mi-Sex
After just one week back on the road with 70′s super band Mi-Sex, Byron Bay’s Murray Burns has collapsed on stage during their concert at ‘A Day On The Green’ show at Rochford Winery in the Yarra Valley.
The band also played the iconic Annandale Hotel last Friday night and are due to play at the Brass Monkey in Cronulla, Sydney, this Thursday night. Byron Bay’s Kirra Pendergast, who good the photo below at Friday night’s Annandale gig, said that she “Can’t begin to describe how awesome Mi-sex were!”
Originally out of New Zealand, Mi-Sex were massive in Australia and New Zealand during the 70′s and 80′s with hit singles including ‘Computer Games’, ‘But You Don’t Care’, ‘People’, ‘Space Race’, ‘It Only Hurts When I’m Laughing’ and ‘Blue Day’. Last year the band embarked on a massive commemorative tour. The Blue Day Tour travelled around the country doing 11 shows along the way.
Besides this small current tour with Mi-Sex, Murray has had a few big weeks, as a judge for the Buskers Over Byron Competition to discover new talent to play at this year’s BluesFest in Byron Bay in just a few weeks time.
The cause of Murray Burns collapse is unknown at the moment. We’ll update when we know more…
Kirra Pendergast photo of Murray Burns (on the left) at Friday night’s gig at the Annandale hotel.
Mi-Sex emerged from New Zealand in 1977 as a collection of creative souls and forged a collaborative talent that broke the 80’s new sound. Powerful live performances and hit song’s like: ‘But You Don’t Care’, ‘Graffiti Crimes’ and the hit single ‘Computer Games’ very quickly established them on the touring circuit as a power to be reckoned with. “Compu-PU-pu-PU-pu-PU Computer Games”! If, that chorus isn’t familiar to you. then you didn’t live through the early 80’s. This international hit single preceded the glut of similar-sounding British chart entrants by a year or more, and became one of the most defining pop-rock songs of the Australasian music-scape. It rocketed to #1 on the Australian charts during November ’79 and hit the top five in New Zealand. By April 1980 ‘Computer Games’ had charted in more than 20 countries, and had peaked inside the top ten in Canada, France, Austria, Italy, West Germany and South Africa.
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